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show of force. a critical part of oakland's plan to reduce violent crime is facing vocal opposition. protesters have gathered as the city's public safety commission prepares to vote on whether to higher one of the biggest names in policing. jodi hernandez joins us live from oakland city hall. that name, bratton, very divisive. >> reporter: it certainly is. dozens of protesters are inside city hall as we speak trying to put pressure on members of the city council's public safety committee to scrap its plans to bring bratton to town. though the city is dealing with an unbelievable crime rate, folks here believe that bratton is not part of the solution. people have gathered at oakland city hall to try to convince city leaders not to bring one of the nation's biggest names in law enforcement to town. bill bratton, former head of the nypd and lapd is ready to bring his expertise to oakland if the contract is approved to hire his team. >> i would love to see $250,000 go to community
a nearby porch as an oakland police officer lays down evidence markers after the latest shooting, an 8-year-old girl shot and wounded in broad daylight. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. that little girl is in the hospital tonight after being shot in the leg. this all unfolding around 2:30 this afternoon. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney just spoke with oakland's chief of police and joins us live with what wha police have to say. just 8 years old. how is the girl? >> reporter: she's going to be fine. it's a superficial wound. the police chief responding him seven to the scene of the shooting today as a way of saying it's got to stop, shooting of these very young people, and there's been a slew of these in oakland, it's just got to stop. take a look at some pictures from the area 65th avenue off international boulevard. according to oakland police it happened about 2:40 this afternoon obviously broad daylight. a number of people were milling about this suv when a car pulled up, a group of people get out, they opened fire. an
troops in afghanistan and other conflict zones. this former mortgage broker from oakland, california, has found a way to get them equipment and other things they need quickly and directly without going through the military. nbc's mike taibbi has his story tonight. >> reporter: you won't see aaron nearborn featured in one of the pentagon's recruiting commercials. >> boxing those up, getting those out today. >> reporter: but what he has been doing for two years in this vast, unheated warehouse in oakland, california, has provided crucial supplies for thousands of men and women in uniform and in harm's way. trauma kits and stretchers. ballistic eye protection. and tarps to repair ripped tents. spare parts for a failing generator that would have taken months for the regular supply chain to provide. >> this generator powers their communications, their intelligence, their daily operations, everything. we're literally able to ship it to them within 72 hours. >> reporter: it all started when one of nearborn's marine pals deployed to afghanistan and asked for some needed items. nearborn sent them.
what needs to be done to make oakland safe. >> plus, the falling apple. why the stock took a big hit today. >>> good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. a frigid day across the bay area. temperatures dipping well below the freezing mark in most cities overnight. palo alto, cars parked on the street and the grass covered in ice. >> the cold snap is posing a threat to crops in the sevcentr valley. so key for our state. farmers are watching thermometers and taking precautions to protect the citrus crops. >> all across the bay area, watching the mercury. jeff ranieri tells us when we'll get a break. >> it will take another two to three days before those temperatures gradually start to warm up. i'm starting off with the coldest spot this hour that is danville at 39. also pleasanton. livermore, 44. and right near the bay also a very cold for oakland this time of the year at 49 degrees. three of the top coldest spots set for tuesday morning, gilroy could go down again to the mid 20s with 25. napa 26 and livermore 27 degrees. that's about ten degree
alone, working two jobs, finishing high school and attending a unique after-school program in oakland and hayward, california, called "faces for the future" that exposes students from high-risk communities to careers in health care. >> you can't go wrong when you're studying medicine. >> snap it shut. >> reporter: dr. tomas designed the program. the first in his family to go to college, he earned a medical degree and chose to practice in oakland where one in four kids drops out of school and violent street crime is more than four times greater than the national average. shoes strung over power lines he says signals a crack house is nearby. what makes you think your program is going to help? >> it gives them other choices. >> reporter: during the two-year program, the teens shadow medical professionals and put in 600 hours of volunteer time, gaining hands-on experience and self-confidence. >> i have seen too many young people suffer. if they can articulate that five years down the line, i want to be a therapist, i want to be a doctor, i want to be a nurse, that's the best. >> reporter:
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